New Delhi: Even as the Union government has allocated more than Rs 200 crores as MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development) fund to the state governments in the last decade, the ruling governments in the states have not yet provided the details of the expenditure especially the amount spent on disaster relief.

Despite several reminders, the state governments have not yet forwarded the report. Ironically, many state governments have funds remaining but have no projects related to the disaster management. Though there are several complaints regarding the utilisation of MPLAD funds but the negligent attitude of ruling state governments regarding usage of funds for disaster management has raised several questions.

According to the figures provided by the Ministry, Gujarat has Rs 9.42 crores remaining out of the total amount allocated during the earthquake in the state. Taking note of this, the Centre has asked for proposals regarding disaster management. However, the Gujarat government is tight lipped on the issue.

More so, the Centre has sought Rs 60 lakh proposal from the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Surprisingly, Omar Abdullah led government of the state has failed to respond to the Centre’s demand.

The scenario in Bihar is no less pathetic. In 2008 Bihar faced massive floods.During that time, the MPs released Rs 44.86 crores from their fund but the government does not have any record of the expenditure in last three years. The condition in southern and eastern states of India remains the same.